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Helping Your Client Lay a Record for Appeal, for Non-Attorneys: How to Lay a Record & Avoiding Unauthorized Practice of Law (2017)
Cathy Ongiri and Eliza Duggan from Family Violence Appellate Project train non-attorney advocates on how to help your clients who are representing themselves in family court. We will specifically be discussing matters involving domestic violence, including domestic violence restraining orders, custody and visitation, child support, or spousal support. You will learn how to assist your clients to “lay a record” for appeal, which helps to protect their ability to appeal their case if they receive an unfavorable outcome. This training is designed for non-attorneys, and we will spend a lot of time discussing the boundaries of permissible legal assistance by non-lawyers and what activities constitute the unauthorized practice of law.
Presenters: FVAP Staff Attorney Catherine Ongiri, Esq.; and FVAP Legal Fellow Eliza Duggan, Esq.
Closed captioning available.
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